Excerpt: Ive had my SPRINT Sanyo Zio for a few months now and i'm happy with it. i'm not sure why people have negative reviews about this phone. . its flaws arnt at the level that some people make them out to be. maybe they are just using the CRICKET Sanyo Zio. the touch screen responsivness is much much better than people say. i can barley brush my fingertip against the screen and it will move the screen. the android market is useful in helping me optimize my phone.
Excerpt: Pretty bulky to me... I haven't had the phone, but for a week. I am working on finding out all that this thing has to offer. So, far there are a few advantages and disadvantages. Totally hooked on apps. and I am on the search for more. The instructions that were provided aren't all that helpful.
Pros: Apps. are killer., It's a phone.
Cons: Battery life sucks., Phone malfunctioned and went blank white screen and froze with a loud weird sound that followed.
Excerpt: This is a nice phone for what its worth but since sprint has a sizeable line-up, any one can do better. The phone is very light and with a 3.5 inch wvga resoulution screen, the phone can more than surface, however the color reproduction is a litttle off. The reception is not up to par and call quality is not either.
Pros: Light, nice screen, decent but not particularly good photos, track ball, intuitive sprint ID interface
Cons: color reproduction not the best, 600mhz proccseser, screen not all that responsive
Excerpt: My wife and I each got a zio about a month ago and we love them. Cricket catches a lot of heat on the interwebs but I've been very pleased with the 55$ unlimited plan. The phone runs great but as with everything it does have a few drawbacks. As another reviewer stated the back cover is a pita to remove. My zio has locked up a few times on me but it reloads fast enough that I really don't mind it. My wife's has only locked up on her once.
Pros: Lightweight, good size and shape. Decent camera. Economical.
Cons: Video isn't very good, occasionally locks up, limited screen space when virtual keyboard is active.
Excerpt: It has been almost one week since I got this phone. For the most part I love it but there are some drawbacks. The android technology is truly impressive even though it is a Cricket. Sometimes the phone moves a little slow but it isn’t that noticeable. Downloading the free apps is one of the best parts of owning this phone. My phone froze last night for the first time (less than one week in). I had a hard time getting the back cover off just to reset it.
Pros: Downloading apps, Cricket price, Screen resolution, Lightweight and attractive, It does what most smart phones can do
Cons: Camera, Battery life, Screen goes off fast (even when settings are changed), Text messages only appear in status bar, The buttons are small
Excerpt: I havent had an android smartphone before the zio so i dont know if i am quailified enough really to be giving a review here but i'll still write my opinion here having had this phone for a few weeks now and starting to get comfortable with android os and you can take it or leave it. First of all id like to say that while i'm sure it would seem sluggish compared to high end phones i see no problems with the speeds of this phone.
Pros: - beautiful resolution on screen, - responsive touch screen controls, - decent operation speed, - good starter phone for android noobs., - android os =)
Cons: - having no physical keyboard the portrait view on screen keyboard is a little hard to use although landscape keyboard works very well., - camera side button is a little awkward to use., - could use a little bit more internal memory.